Smoothie’s for All & the case of the mystery rash.

Our house are big smoothie fans – there’s a good place to start this post.

True Story:

Hubster:Wiiiiiiifffffffffeeeeeeee, I’m covered in a strange, suspicious looking rash! I don’t like it! It’s not itchy but I’m…. I’m…. I’m not comfortable with this whole situation……..what have you done to me?? I’m dying…yes, yes that must be it…….I’m dying and it’s all your fault…… me, help me!”

Wife (aka: me): *throws eyes to heaven & prepares to look for midget bite somewhere on Hubster’s upper arm or the like. “Right so, I’ll just stop making the 10 tonne shepherds pie I’ve been at for the last hour, whilst balancing 4th born on my right toe & supervising 1st born’s building of the Eiffel tower out of toilet roll inserts and have a look”

Hubster: (emerging from upstairs with urgency normally reserved for those attending the labor of a member of the royal family) “Look…..Look……I’m destroyed…….It’s EVERYWHERE. I can’t go on!!

Wife: *struggles to stop her eyeballs actually falling onto the floor such is the sight that beholds her “Um, yes, I think you might need to ring Southdoc”


Fast forward a day later when he eventually concedes.

Southdoc (unsuspecting nurse): “Right so it’s clear it’s not anaphalatic shock. Have you eaten anything strange or new in the last few days?”

Hubster: “Uuuummmmm, YES, yes, that must be it!” *rushes to cupboard & grabs latest smoothie supplement I had been triailing. “Yes, what do I have here? I have NO IDEA. I don’t question I just do as I’m told and drink. A list as long as my arm……Mushrooms, algae, herbs, spices, lawn clippings…….”

Southdoc Nurse: *major giggle suppression evident & then just gives up – it’s evident to her he is long suffering – a quite common phenomonen amongst Irish males at the moment since the introduction of this clean living lifestyle. “Ahhhh shur JAYSUS, you’re like the man off the Aldi ad then!! Come on in and bring it with you”


Dress from Young Hearts.

It’s at moments like this that I celebrate being Irish. You just don’t get this abroad – the ability to laugh in the face of adversity. But she wasn’t the 1st to draw parallels with my husband and that advert. I’ve had messages saying the same.

So what had he been drinking and trying to blame? Smoothies….that’s what and here are 3 of our favourite.

My fabbie nails are by Cliona in Beautique in Kopper Hair Salon in Cork.

The One the Kids Love 

2 tbsp oats

2 tbsp Yoghurt (soy if you want DF)

200ml milk of choice (I use almond, but coconut, soy, cows….any!)

pinch of cinnamon

1 frozen banana (doesn’t have to be frozen – I just prefer it like this but use ice in the smoothie if it’s not frozen)

8-10 almonds with skin on

1 tbsp agave/honey (optional)

1 tbsp Flaxseed

Pop everything into your blender and blitz!

The One that Looks Like It Came From the Ground.

This is our usual morning smoothie – out of habit & also the fact that I know 3rd born drinks it & will therefore get some sort of goodness into him during the day no matter how badly things deteriorate later in the day.

1 cup frozen pineapple

1 cup frozen blueberries

3 big handfuls of frozen spinach

2 cups of coconut water (and I top up with regular water depending on consistency)

1 scoop of Life Supplement

Blitz and enjoy!

The One for The Morning After

The blueberries are full of antioxidants. The pineapple is packed with bromelain, which is an incredibly helpful natural anti-inflammatory that encourages the healing of swelling in the body, as does the Tumeric. Coconut water is high in electrolytes & potassium – your body has lost it’s fluids thanks to the alcohol  & been replaced with toxins. To feel better you have to fill your body back up with water, electrolytes and potassium. Cinnamon is a mood elevator as is honey!

1 cup blueberries, frozen

1/2 cup pineapple

1 cup Coconut water

1 Tblsp Chia seeds

1 Tsp Cinnamon

1/2 Cup Greek Yoghurt (plain)

1 tsp Honey

1 tsp Tumeric

Blitz the whole lot in your blender and enjoy!!

My high waisted leather look jeans are iClothing.

Your’s still blitzing,

Cli xx

**For all those concerned, Hubster is doing well. A bout of psoriasis brought on by some anti-biotics. Smoothie is innocent and continues it’s good work here.


Photo credit: Brid O’Donovan Photography.


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